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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 26 - April 18, 2000 



Introducing 

Christine Clark. 

page 3 

Coping with 

Post-Traumatic Stress, 

page 5 




Bring Your Friends and Family, 
Have Some Fun, Explore Our World 




More than 35,000 people are expected to 
visit campus and "explore our world" Saturday, 
April 29, when the university opens its doors for 
Maryland Day 2000, a community festival with 
something for everyone.The goal of the event is 
to emphasize learning, exploring and fun while 
highlighting the benefits of having one of the 
nation's leading research universities nearby. 

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and last until 5 
p.m., rain or shine. 

"Maryland Day is a great opportunity for the 
university family to open our doors to the wider 
community and to put a human face on this 
large and complicated place," says President Dan 
Mote. "I hope that most faculty and staff and 
your families will be able to e*ome out 6ft"" 4 
Saturday, April 29. In part you will help us reach 
out to our Maryland family but mostly you will 
learn more yourself about the wondrous things 
taJking place on this campus. I guarantee that it 
will be a great day." 

As part of the fun, Mote will be followed 
using a global positioning device. Throughout 
the day, you 'U know the answer to the question, 
"Where's President Mote?," by viewing his move- 
ments at the Gemstone Transportation Group's 
demonstration kiosk in McKeldin Library. 

More than 20,000 people attended last year's 
inaugural Maryland Day. That success inspired 
campus organizers, including academic depart- 



ments and student groups, to a new level of cre- 
ativity. This year's festivities include opportuni- 
ties to morph your face into a cow, pet an igua- 
na, test a polygraph machine, make slime, visit 
an insect petting zoo, create a web page, rock 
climb, get tips on golf swings, shoot hoops in 
Cole Field House, watch a hurricane and enjoy a 
wide variety of live music and dance perfor- 
mances. 

One of the new events this year, called "Up 
Close and Personal with a Great Idea," is intend- 
ed to highlight some of the university's distin- 
guished scholars. Beginning at 10 a.m., and con- 
tinuing each hour, distinguished professors and 
artists will offer 30-mlnute discussions of their 
work. Featured speakers 'include George 
Lorimer, chemistry; Linda Mabbs, music; Stanley 
Plumly, English; Millard Alexander, chemistry; 
Fatimah Jackson, anthropology; Jordan 
Goodman, physics; and Kenneth Hoium, history. 

More than 200 activities await children and 
families, current and prospective students, par- 
ents, alumni and residents of the Baltimore- 
Washington metropolitan area. Enjoy athletic 
and fitness activities; exhibits; workshops; 
research demonstrations; and tours, including 
one through the university's ice cream process- 
ing plant that ends with a scoop of the dairy 

Continued on page 3 







Nartman Farvanfin 



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Engineering Professor Wins Presidential Early Career 
Award for Developing Micromechanism Technology 



Don DeVoe, assistant professor of mechan- 
ical engineering, was named by President Bill 
Clinton last week as one of 60 recipients of 
the 1999 Presidential Early Career Award for 
Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) .The White 
House honored DeVoe and the other 
awardees in an invitation-only ceremony last 
week at the Old Executive Office Building. 

The PECASE award was established by 
President Clinton in 1996. It is the highest 
honor bestowed by the U.S. government on 
outstanding scientists and engineers who are 
in the early stages of establishing their inde- 
pendent research careers. Each award winner 
receives $500,000 over a five-year period to 
further their research and educational 
efforts. 

DeVoe won for new and important 
research in a hot area of micro technology 
known as MicroElectroMechanical Systems 
(MEMS). After a decade of hype, advances in 
MEMS technology appear ready to begin 
miniaturizing everything from cell phones 
and other favorite electronic gadgets to med- 
ical laboratories and biomedical devices. In 
his award, DeVoe is cited "for developing a novel 
approach to fabricate six-degrees-of-freedom 
micromechanisms, and for innovative education- 
al activities that nurture capable MEMS 
researchers of the future" 




DeVoe holds up a micromec ban leal radio frequency 
filter used In miniaturized communication systems. 



"When the White House contacted me about 
the PECASE, I was extremely excited," says 
DeVoe. "The award gives me a wonderful oppor- 

Continued on page 5 



Nartman Farvardin Named 
New Dean of Engineering 



Nariman Farvardin will become the new dean of the A. 
James Clark School of Engineering on Aug. 17. 

Farvardin, chair and professor of electrical and computer 
engineering, succeeds William Destler, who became vice pr 
dent for research last 
year, and interim 
dean Herbert Rabin. 

"Dr. Farvardin is 
an outstanding 
administrator with 
the energy, vision 
and skiU to lead the 
Clark School to a 
new level of excel- 
lence," says Provost 
Gregory Geoftroy in 
announcing the 
appointment. 

"The Clark School 
has made enormous 
advances in recent 
years with steady 
improvements In 

national rankings and reputation," Geoffroy adds. "We are 
poised to assume a position among the very top engineering 
schools in the country. With Nariman 's leadership I know we 
can make this happen." 

The Clark School is currently ranked 17th nationally 
among graduate engineering programs, and 24th among 
undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report, 

Farvardin, who came to Maryland in 1984. has led the 
department of electrical and computer engineering since 
1994 and has been widely praised for his accomplishments. As 
chair, he has promoted the development of innovative educa- 
tional programs; reorganized the departmental infrastructure 
to improve service; and developed a strong public relations 
drive to communicate the strengths and accomplishments of 
the department to its many constituencies. 

"I am honored that Provost Geoftroy has given me this 
wonderful opportunity to lead the Clark School of 
Engineering at this exciting time in our history," Farvardin 
says. "I have been here for 16 years and I know first hand 
what an outstanding school this Is, and how much more it 
will be." 

Farvardin has been especially successful in recruiting facul- 
ty and students of academic excellence and diversity. His 
emphasis on programs and research of the highest quality has 
won recognition from industry and resulted in new partner- 
ships and greatly expanded support. One of his primary 
accomplishments has been establishment of the Electrical and 
Computer Engineering Industrial Affiliates Program, a collabo- 
rative effort designed to promote relationships between the 
department and Industry, which has brought in substantial 
funds to support new facilities and expand scholarships and 
fellowships, 

A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics 
Engineers (IEEE) , Farvardin is a widely respected researcher in 
communications and information theory. Among his honors, 
he has been awarded the National Science Foundation 
Presidential Young Investigator Award; the George Corcoran 
Award for Outstanding Contributions to Electrical 
Engineering Education; and most recently, the Invention of the 
Year Award (Information Sciences) , from the University of 

Continued on page 2 



2 Outlook April 18, 2000 



Saul Sosnowski Named Director 
of International Programs 



Saul Sosnowski, professor and chair 
of the department of Spanish and 
Portuguese, has been appointed direc- 
tor of International Programs. In this 
role, Sosnowski will supervise the activ 
ities of the former Office of 
International Affairs, 
the Institute for Global 
Chinese Affairs, the 
International Education 
Services Office, and 
the new Fulbright 
Center. 

Sosnowski also will 
serve as an advocate 
for international stu- 
dents, work with col- 
leges and academic 
units to facilitate the 
development of work- 
shops and programs with an interna- 
tional focus and promote a coordinated 
international agenda for the university. 

A long-time member of the faculty, 
Sosnowski is an "outstanding campus 
citizen," says Provost Gregory Geoffroy. 
He has led the department of Spanish 




Saul Sosnowski 



and Portuguese, which he has chaired 
since 1979, to national eminence as a 
department with a special focus in Latin 
American literature and culture. 

Sosnowski has been praised for initi- 
ating innovative outreach programs to 
the growing Latino population 
in the area. In 1989 he founded 
the Latin American Studies 
Center, which he also directs. 
This center, known for Its 
research action agenda, Is dedi- 
cated to the multidisciplinary 
study of challenges facing Latin 
America. Two of the ambitious 
projects the center has under- 
taken include, "A Culture of 
Democracy in Latin America," 
which has been adopted and is 
being developed by Brazil's 
ministry of culture, and a project linked 
to the Ecuador-Peru border conflict that 
has resulted In recommendations used 
in diplomatic negotiations between the 
two countries. He will continue to serve 
as director of the center. 



Fallon Accepts Appointment with 
Carnegie Corporation 

Daniel Fallon, professor in the School of Public Affairs and interim director of 
International Programs, has accepted an appointment with Carnegie Corporation 
of New York. He will join the senior staff with a portfo- 
lio in education, from kindergarten through higher edu- 
cation, including focuses on liberal learning and 
teacher education. 

Since joining the University of Maryland as vice 
president for academic affairs and provost in 1993, 
Fallon has been a forceful advocate for diversity, excel- 
lence in academic programs, and the creative and per- 
forming arts, and has had a significant impact on the 
university community, says provost Greg Geoffroy. He 
designed and implemented the procedure for appoint- 
ing Distinguished University Professors, promoted the 
establishment of the College Park Scholars and 
Gemstone Programs, and championed the Honors 
Program. 

Arriving at a time of great fiscal constraint, Fallon saw the need for the universi- 
ty to set forth clear priorities that would guide the allocation of resources in a 
way that would best help the university achieve its goals. He initiated a compre- 
hensive planning process that called on each unit to clearly define its goals. These 
plans have guided the university in the last few years. 

In 1996, Fallon assumed a faculty appointment in the School of Public Affairs, 
where he has led a review and revision of the management concentration of the 
master's degree and currently directs the doctoral program. Since last August, he 
has served as interim director of International Programs, where he has been 
Instrumental in forwarding an agenda for strong international activities. 




Daniel Fallon 






LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



h 

"College Park Staff Senators Have a Voice, 
But Not a Vote" 

Can well really call the College Park Senate a shared gover- 
nance when we have such an imbalance in representation? The 
ratios are: one senator for every 20 faculty; one senator for 
every 200 staff; one senator for every 2,000 students. During the 
Senate meeting on March 6, a staff senator asked for a vote to 
double the number of staff senators from 20 to 40, but it was 
overwhelmingly voted down, I have spoken with many staff 
employees who feel there is no incentive to serve on the 
College Park Senate because of the imbalance. If we really are 
going to say we have "shared governance," then let's make It 
true.The staff on this campus serves as an Important role for 
this university. I think the College Park Senate could be a very 
positive experience for faculty, staff and students, but we must 
make some changes in order for everyone to participate fairly In 
our shared governance. Month after month, senators sit and lis- 
ten about issues regarding faculty only. There are many Issues 
staff senators would like to bring to the attention of the senate. 
Can these issues be fairly addressed with the imbalance of rep- 
resentation? 

Paula Broglio 
StafT Senator 



Lack of Collective Bargaining Kills BIO 

Your article regarding the Operating Budget Increase 
{Outlook, April 1 1) contained erroneous Information regarding 
the proposed Increase contribution in the Optional Retirement 
Plans fTTAA/CREF and others). This proposal, which would have 
increased the USM contribution to exempt staff and faculty 
retirement by 2 percent, was sponsored by all the USM institu- 
tions with the backing the Council of University System Staff 
(CUSS) and of the governor. Unfortunately, this worthy bill that 



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would have moved Maryland from one of the lowest contribut- 
ing institutions in the nation to rough parity with our peers, 
was defeated by vote of the subcommittee of the Senate Budget 
and Taxation Committee. 

This was a major setback to making Maryland competitive in 
the job market for faculty and professional staff, not to mention 
fairness to all current faculty and exempt staff employees. The 
reason it was defeated should be of interest to all employees of 
College Park. 

The vote by the Senate Budget and Taxation subcommittee 
was a 3 to 3 tie, thus killing the bill. Two of the opposing 
Senators, Ulysses Currie and Nathaniel McFadden, openly stated 
that the reason they would not vote for the bill had nothing to 
do with the merits of the proposal, but because the university 
does not have collective bargaining. They told USM officials that 
If they wanted the bill, they would have to accept collective 
bargaining even though the two Issues are completely unrelat- 
ed. This threat was made despite the fact that other Senate and 
House Committees and the Joint Leadership did not even con- 
sider collective bargaining this year and all the USM staff coun- 
cils opposed it last year, 

It is unfortunate that certain supporters of collective bargain- 
ing would call these senators and urge them to hurt the Institu- 
tion and fellow employees by killing what everyone agreed was 
a worthy bill, but that is what happened. I would urge all 
employees, faculty and staff, to call and write Senators Currie 
and McFadden, at James Senate Office Building, Annapolis, MD, 
21401-1991 and express your opinion of them using your retire- 
ment income as a wedge to force unwanted collective bargain- 
ing on the university. Please copy Senator Hoffman, chair and 
Senate President Mike Miller at the same address so they know 
your position. I can assure you that, as chair of the C.U.S.S.,1 will 
be writing them. 

A. Lawrence Lauer, 

Chair, Council of University System Staff 

and ITMCP Exempt Staff Representative 



Farvardin 
Named Dean 

continued from page 1 

Maryland. 

He has served as adviser to 25 
master's degree students and 14 
doctoral students. In addition to 
his major teaching, research and 
administrative responsibilities, 
Farvardin has served on count- 
less university-wide committees. 

Farvardin earned all his 
degrees through the Ph.D. from 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 



Correction 

Due to last-minute maneuver- 
ing In the General Assembly, a 
planned two-percent Increase 
in the state's contribution to 
optional retirement plans for 
university employees was eiimi 
nated from the budget. The 
action occurred after last 
week's Outlook had gone to 
press with an article stating thai 
the university's Fiscal Year 2001 
budget would include the 
optional retirement increase. 



hat 



Outlook 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodle Remington, Vice President for University Relations; Teresa 
Rannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cat heart, Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes. Editor; 
Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor; David Abfams, Graduate Assistant. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus information are welcome. Please sub- 
mit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 2 07 42 .Tele phone (301) 405-4629; 
e-mail outlook@accmail. umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform.umd.edu/outiook/ 



April 18,2000 Outlook 3 









Executive Director Brings Diverse Background to Human Relations 






With an eclectic and Interesting career path, 
from building a school in Nicaragua to 
teaching multicultural education courses In 
New Mexico, Christine Clark brings a broad range of 
experience and knowledge to the university as the 
new executive director of the Office of Human 
Relations Programs (OHRP). 

In its 30th year, the OHRP began its work on issues 
of diversity with a legal compliance focus. Over the 
years, the OHRP has expanded its legal compliance 
work by establishing the university Human Relations 
Code, and developing a second focus for its work; 
pro-active education programming on a broader range 
of diversity topics for the campus community. 

"We view ourselves as a resource for diversity 
issues on campus," says Clark, "Our primary goal is to 
huild linkages, collaboration and partnerships across 
campus to provide opportunities for individuals, 
groups, departments and units to support issues of 
diversity." 

Clark says she sees geat potential at Maryland for 
further fostering diversity. "The university is in a really 
good position because it doesn't hide its weaknesses 
at the same time it emphasizes its strengths, ft s not 
perfect, but it's a lot better than many other places." 
Given this, she says, "We have an ideal situation at 
Maryland. We can appreciate the strides we've made 
and recognize that we still have work to do." 

With so much diversity among the students, faculty 
and staff, Clark sees great opportunity. "Diversity in 
people leads to diversity in thinking. Diversity in 
thinking leads to the consideration of more factors in 
decision-making processes. In this way, decisions 
made meet the needs of a broader range of people." It 
forces us as Individuals to think beyond the limita- 
tions of our own socialization; in so doing, it makes us 
smarter." 

Clark, who started her new role on j(an. 2, says she 
developed her awareness of societal issues as a child. 
Born in Detroit and raised near Cleveland, Clark's fam 
ily background is steeped in service to the greater 
community. Her parents, now nearly 8 6 years old, 
always made it clear the family had a responsibility to 
give back because they had been so fortunate in their 
own lives. 

Always involved in education and community ser- 
vice, Clark was part of a brigade that traveled to 
Nicaragua in the 1980s to work on construction pro- 
jects and other services. The Central American coun- 
try had put out an international call for help to main- 
tain its infrastructure, having put almost all of its 
resources into defending itself against foreign aggres- 
sion. Responding to the call, brigades from around the 
world went to Nicaragua to assist with everyday tasks 



Christine Clark 



like picking crops, paving roads or con- 
structing buildings. Clark, a former union 
carpenter, went down with a team that 
doubled the capacity of an elementary 
school. 

Prior to joining the University of 
Maryland, Clark was an associate professor 
of educational studies and coordinator of 
the urban educational leadership doctoral 
Program at the University of Cincinnati. 
The idea for the program emerged In 
response to an Ohio Board of Regents 
report showing that the majority of public 
school administrators in the state were 
white men, including those in urban areas, 
while the majority of students in especially 
urban public schools, were black. The 
report indicated that because of their 
background and training, these administra- 
tors had been largely unresponsive to the 
needs of students In urban areas. 
Improving the circumstances of schooling 
in urban communities had not been a pri- 
ority. It was Clark's charge to develop a 
program fundamentally different from tra- 
ditional educational administration doctor- 
ates, to attract candidates who were more representa- 
tive of the urban public school student bbtty; ' 

Clark, who has taught and administered diversity 
programs at every educational level, previously served 
as assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at 
New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. There she 
prepared students for teacher licensure and taught 
required courses in multicultural education. living In 
New Mexico, Clark says she learned a lot about the 
value of humility. Dona Ana county, the area in which 
she worked, is the poorest county in New Mexico, 
and New Mexico is the poorest state in the U.S. "You 
expect to see extreme poverty in the third world, but 
not in the United States," she says. 

During the 1 999 academic year, Clark was a 
Fulbright Senior Scholar with the U.S. -Mexico 
Commission for Educational arid Cultural Exchange. 
The Lecturing- Research Grant, funded through the 
Fulbright-Garcia Robles Border Scholar Program, 
enabled Clark to live at home and commute to La 
Unlversidad Auto noma de Ciudad Juarez each week, 
where she taught master's level education students 
about school violence. 

A nationally known speaker and writer on diverse 
ty topics, Clark's recently wrote "Becoming and 
Unbecoming White: Owning and Disowning a Racial 
Identity," published by Greenwood Press. The book 
examines the racial Identity development processes 







of 1 1 white multicultural educators in their journey 
'to' become committed anti-racist activists. It also 
explores the importance of multicultural education 
in the development 6f teachers — especially white 
teachers. 

"We can't afford to let one education student 
become a licensed teacher If they are not strongly 
committed to providing an education that is multicul- 
tural," Clark says."tf we do, prisons will continue to 
overflow with brilliant individuals who were failed by 
teachers, at best unskilled, at worse unmotivated to 
affirm and engage them in learning." 

As OHRP's new executive director, Clark says she 
looks forward to bringing her academic and life expe- 
riences to this new challenge. "In the context of the 
current national political climate, notions of diversity 
are increasingly being pitted against notions of acade- 
mic excellence," she says. "It is imperative the univer- 
sity continues to facilitate the reconceptualizatiori of 
diversity and academic excellence as integrally con- 
nected to one another. By continuing to struggle with 
the complexities posed by working to actualize the 
value of diversity in higher education, we further 
establish ourselves as leaders in this area. Our 
strength, our unity, are truly functions of our rich 
diversity." 

-LONDA SCOTT FORTfi 



Financial Advisers Explain Building and Managing a Stock Portfolio 

Barbara Manekln-Spodak and Anne Wilson, financial advisers for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, 
are the featured speakers at the Wednesday, April 1 9 meeting of the Investor's Group in room 
4137 of McKeldin Library at noon. 

Manekin-Spodak, an MBA graduate of Loyola College, and Wilson, a graduate of Towson 
University, will talk about building and managing a stock portfolio. With more than 10 years of 
experience as investment advisers, Manekin-Spodak and Wilson work with individuals and busi- 
nesses to develop appropriate investment strategies based on the specific needs, time horizon 
and risk tolerance of each client. 

The speakers will focus the discussion on the benefits of building a stock portfolio. They wiU 
look at establishing a plan and levels of risk associated with long-term versus short-term invest- 
ments. In addition, they will talk about the process of selecting stocks, including risk and diver- 
sification, analysis and identification of quality stocks. Manekin-Spodak and Wilson also will dis- 
cuss monitoring and managing your portfolio. 

The meeting is free, open to everyone and designed to provide a quality program of practi- 
cal financial education. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and the Office of 
Continuing and Extended Education, the highly popular Investor's Group has a membership of 
more than 300 faculty, staff, students and community friends. 

The next meeting of the Investor's Group is scheduled for May 17. 



Explore Our World 



continued from page 1 

delight. 

The enthusiasm and excite- 
ment of Maryland Day Is 
spreading and already people 
are sending virtual postcards 
to their family and friends, 
encouraging them to join In 
the festivities. If you would like 
to spread the word among 
your virtual friends and rela- 
tives, visit the www.free4all. 
umd.edu Web Site. The 
Maryland Day Web site is 
www. umd . edu/Explore . You II 
also be able to view scheduled 
activities and plan in advance 
your day on campus. 



Admission and parking for 
Maryland Day 2000 is free. 

"We wanted to create an 
event that would showcase the 
incredible talent and creativity 
on the campus. It will be inter- 
esting, educational, interactive 
and fun," says Mote. 
"Thousands of university facul- 
ty, staff and students will serve 
as hosts as we reach out to the 
community, share our 
resources, and really celebrate 
with our friends and neighbors 
in the region all the things that 
make the University of 
Maryland such a treasure." 



4 Outlook April 18,2000 



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Your Guide to University Events 
April 18-27 



April IS 



12:30 p..m. School of Music: Opera 
Scenes. Ulrich Recital Hall. 5-7847, 

Noon. Research & Development 
Lecture: "The Psychosocial 
Development of Lesbian College 
Students: An Exploration of Mature 
Interpersonal Relationships, 
Vocational Purpose and Sexual 
Identity." MeridethTomlinson, psy- 
chology doctoral intern. 01 14 - 
Counseling Center. 

2 p. m .Let lure: "Search Engines: At 
the Intersection or Science & 
Business," Matthew Roll, AOL Fellow, 
America Online. 2460 A.V Williams 
Bldg. karend@isT.umx.edu. 

4 p.m. Physics Lecture:"The World's 
Smallest Rotary Motor or How 
Proteins Convert Chemical Energy 
into Mechanical Work." George 
Oster. University of California, 
Berkeley. 1410 Physics Bldg. 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Intermediate 
Adobe Photoshop," uses graphic 
manipulation utilizing paths and 
channels. Web site design issues are 
explored cumulating in a web site 
project. Registration required. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
5-2938, cwpost@umd5.urnd.edu or 

7:30 p.m. School of Music: Opera 
Scenes. Ulrich Recital HaU,Tawes 
Bldg. 5-7847. 

8-10 p.m. Dance Department: 
Maryland Dance Ensemble 
Presentation, featuring a new work 
which was created by Mark Haim in 
a January residency: Dorothy 
Madden Theater. 5-7847* 



April 19 



6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Intermediate 
HTML," introduces more features of 
HTML. Concepts covered include: 
enhanced tag attributes, tables, inter- 
nal document links, custom back- 
grounds, and the use of text colors. 
Some current tags in the new HTML 
standards will also be discussed. 
Registration required, 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
5-2938, cwpost# umd5.umd.edu or 
www.infonn.umd . edu/FT. * 

8 p.m. Music: Elizabeth Schulze, 

music director of the Maryland 
Symphony. Tawes Theatre. 5-7847. 



April 20 



4:30 p.m. Workshop; "Intermediate 
Microsoft Excel," concepts covered 
include creating a visual impact 
with 2D and 3D charts, grouping 
sheets and manipulating data within 
them, customizing sheet labels, nam- 
ing blocks, customization options, 
and macros. Registration required. 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 5-2938, cwpost@umd5. 
umd.edu or www.inform.umd 
.edu/PT* 



April 22 



3 p.m. Meteorology Seminar: "Madden 
Julian Oscillation (MJO) Prediction 
and Predictability," Duane Waliser, 
University of New York, Stony Brook. 
2400 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 



April 24 



8-10 p.m. Concert Society:Andre 
Watts, piano.Tawes Bldg. 5-7847.* 



April 25 



12:30 p.m. MTTH Lecture: "The 
Students Weigh In: Information 
Technology in the Classroom — What 
Works, What Doesn't," a brown bag 
round table discussion as part of the 
Digital Dialogues Series. 2M100E 
McKeldin Library, 

4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Voodoo 
Science: Perpetum Mobile." Robert 
Park, professor of physics. 1410 
Physics Bldg. 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Advanced HTML," 
introduces 'frames' and 'image map- 
ping' as useful and attractive inter- 
faces for the user. Additional advanced 
topics covered will be constructing 
'graphics animation' with banner and 
graphic images to enhance web page 
presentations. Registration required, 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 5-2938. cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 
or www. inform.umd.edu/PT.* 

8- 1 p.m. Lecture: "Current Issues in 
Performance Studies." 2203 Art- 
Sociology Bldg. 



April 26 



3:30 Lecture: "National Scholarships 
Information Session." a how-to session 
about various scholarships and fel- 
towships.Anne Arundel Basement 
Lounge. 4-1289. 

4 p.m. Astronomy Lecture: "Cosmic 
Habitabllity:The Origin and Character 
of Planetary Systems," David Koerner, 
University of Pennsylvania. 2400 
Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. 

7 p.m. Writers Here and Now 
Reading featuring Marilyn Nelson, 
author of "The Homeplace" and Agha 
Shahid AN, author of "The Beloved 
Witness: Selected Poems." A book 
signing will follow the reading. 
Special Events Room, Fourth floor, 
McKeldin Library. 5-3820. 

8T0 p.m. University Theatre: "Private 
Eyes."Tawes Bldg, 5-2201 or 
www.inforM . umd .edu/ THET/plays .* 



April 27 



8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "A Few 
Good Men," play by Aaron Sorkin. 
5-2201 

8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "Private 
Eyes'Tawes Bldg. 5-2201 .* 




Gabrieli Consort to Recreate Full Requiem Mass 

England's 
renowned Gabrieli 
Consort is coming to 
the Washington 
National Cathedral 
Tuesday, May 2 at 8 
p.m. Directed by Paul 
McCreesh, the ensem- 
ble will recreate a full 
Requiem Mass as it 
might have been cele- 
brated in the 
Cathedral of Toledo 
upon the death of 
Spanish ruler Phillip II 
in 1598. 

Paul McCreesh has 
been called one of the 
pre-eminent and ver- 
satile directors in the 
field of early music. 
He has been hailed for 

his challenging performances of Renaissance and Baroque music, most notably with the 
Gabrieli Consort, which he founded in 1982, 

The ensemble has received critical acclaim for its reconstructions of music for great historic 
events, particularly their best-selling recording of A Venetian Coronation 1595. Coupled with 
McCreesh 's expertise in the recreation of early masterworks, the Gabrieli Consort offers a 
vibrant and engaging performance experience. 

On May 2, the ensemble will perform Morales' Requiem. One of the finest Spanish com- 
posers of the 1 6th century, Morales was also one of the first important contributors to a reper- 
toire of musical settings of the liturgy for the dead. 

The elaborate celebration of funeral rights was a central element in Spanish life in the 16th 
and 17th centuries. Among the most magnificent examples of this ceremonial were the funeral 
services celebrated all over Spain upon the death of a king or queen. 

In this Mass, Morales celebrated the death of Phillip TJ, a ruthless defender of the Catholic 
Counter Reformation and ruler of Spain and the Spanish empire for 40 years. The Mass was cel- 
ebrated in the Cathedral of Toledo, considered one of the finest musical establishments in 
Spain during that time period. 

A free pre-concert discussion on May 2 will feature members of the Gabrieli Consort and 
will be moderated by Robert Aubry Davis, host of WETA-FM's "Millennium of Music." Also 
scheduled to participate is Ruth Steiner, chant expert at Catholic University, The discussion 
takes place at 6 p.m. in Perry Auditorium. Limited seating is available. Admission is free with 
purchase of a ticket to the concert. 

The performance is sponsored by the Washington National Cathedral and the Concert 
Society at Maryland. The National Cathedral is located at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Aves., 
NW, in Washington, D.C. 



Schulze Guest Conducts University Symphony 
in Free Concert April 19 



Elizabeth Schulze, music director and con- 
ductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra 
will serve as guest conductor for the University 
of Maryland Symphony Orchestra in a free con- 
cert Wednesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in Tawes 
Theatre. The orchestra will perform Tower's 
"Tambor," the Dvorak "Symphony no. 6" and the 
Tchaikovsky "Piano Concerto No. 1 " featuring 
the university's piano concerto competition 
winner Anastassia Voltchok. 

Schulze was recently selected to serve as 
conducting assistant and cover conductor for 
the New York Philharmonic. In 1998, Schulze 
completed a four-year appointment as associate 
conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra 



in Washington, D.C, earning high praise for her 
performances. In recent years she has served as 
the music director and conductor of the 
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra in 
Iowa. 

Schulze has performed as guest conductor 
with numerous American orchestras and opera 
companies. In 1996 she made her European 
debut leading the Mainz Chamber Orchestra for 
the opening concert of the Atiantisches Festival 
in Germany. She also appeared in Paris, London, 
Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Vienna with the 
National Symphony during its 1997 European 
Tour. 

Call 405 7847 for more information. 



Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 
405. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*), 
Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's 
master cafendar and submissions to the Outlook office. To reach the calendar 
editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to outlook@accmail.umd.edu. 



April 18. 2000 Outlook 5 



Moving Beyond Trauma, 
Researcher Offers Ways To Heal 



As the April 20th anniver- 
sary of the tragic Columbine 
shooting approaches, many 
families still endure emotion- 
al struggles. A new resource 
book developed by a health 
education researcher Glenn 
Schiraldi outlines non-tradi- 
tional ways to help victims 
of any traumatic event find 
the road to recovery. 

Schiraldi says many of the 
families and friends of those 
killed at Columbine may be 
suffering from post-traumatic 
stress disorder, a natural 
response to a disturbing 
experience. His book, "Post- 
Traumatic Stress Disorder 
Sourcebook: A Guide to 
Healing, Recovery, and 
Growth," compiles informa- 
tion on several alternative 
treatments now available to 
help anyone who experi- 
ences difficulty in recovering 
from a traumatic experience. 

After several years of 
research examining alterna- 
tive treatments for Post- 
Traumatic Stress Disorder 
(PTSD), Schiraldi found that 
traditional talk therapies may 
be insufficient or ineffective 
for some sufferers. His book 
identifies other treatment 
options survivors can use at 
home.or in a clinician set- 
ting. 

"The book aims to edu- 
cate victims, their families 
and their therapists about 
the diverse professional, 
group and self-managed 
treatments for this complex 
disorder," says Schiraldi. 
"Once survivors understand 
PTSD and the many treat- 
ment options available, they 
can then make informed 
choices about their recovery 
and be more activery 
involved in their own heal- 
ing." 

PTSD can affect anyone 
who has experienced or wit- 
nessed a shocking event 
(e.g., rape, murder, combat, 
natural disaster, etc.). Among 
the many symptoms of the 
disorder, sufferers may expe- 
rience recurring nightmares, 
anger, depression, anxiety, 
drug abuse, sexual dysfunc- 
tion, withdrawal from people 
and avoidance of thought. 
Certain groups are at higher 
risk for the disorder, such as 
firefighters, police, military. 
emergency medical service 
workers and the like. 

"While it Is completely 
understandable, PTSD is a 
mental disorder that is seri- 
ous enough to Impair some- 



one beyond just a bad mood. 
It can interfere with work, 
home, school, and relation- 
ships," says Schiraldi. 

Schiraldi's book offers 
diverse strategies that can be 
used to calm sensitized 
nerves, manage symptoms, 
neutralize disturbing memo- 
ries, and help resolve guilt. 

Innovative strategies 
include "thought field thera- 
py," where the patients can 
physically tap a part of their 
bodies while simultaneously 
thinking about the traumatic 
event. The notion of tapping 
on the face can offer a dis- 
traction and a calming feel- 
ing for the patient. 

Other treatments include 
requiring a patient to focus 
and follow the fingers of a 
clinician while thinking 
about the event. This strategy 
known as "eye movement 
desensitization and repro- 
cessing," has proven effective 
in helping some patients find 
a new way of looking at the 
troubling experience. 

As a book that provides a 
thorough examination of 
treatment options, it has 
been critically acclaimed by 
many mental health profes- 
sionals and PTSD survivors. 

"Presented in an easy to 
read format, the book will be 
valuable for self study for 
one suffering from post-trau- 
matic stress disorder as well 
as for professionals engaged 
in treatment of the disorder," 
says John Down, retired U.S. 
Air Force officer and World 
War II prisoner of war in 
Germany. 

According to the Surgeon 
General's 2000 Mental 
Health Report, mental illness 
(which includes PTSD) will 
affect one of every two 
adults and is the second 
leading cause of disability 
and premature mortality, just 
behind cardiovascular dis- 
ease. 

Most of those with mental 
disorders do not seek care 
— many believe their prob- 
lems will go away by them- 
selves or that they can han- 
dle them on their own. 

Schiraldi notes, however, 
that all too often PTSD symp- 
toms do not resolve with 
time. "We see World War II 
veterans who are still trou- 
bled by symptoms more than 
50 years later. This is sad 
because new treatments are 
known to be very effective." 



Joan Bellsey Counsels University 
Employees in Need of Assistance 



Joan Bellsey doesn't mind 
encountering an employee 
who has had a bad day. It's her 
job. 

As the new assistant coor- 
dinator for the Faculty Staff 
Assistance Program (FSAP) , it's 
Bellsey 's role to consult with 
faculty and staff who need 
support with issues — personal 
and work-related — In their 
lives. 

"Anything that a person is 
having trouble with In the 
workplace or anything that 
impacts their job, whether It's 
stress related, problems with 
co-workers and supervisors, 
relationship issues, even sub- 
stance abuse or financial 
issues — they can come and 
talk to us and we will try to 
provide them with some 
help," says Bellsey. 

Bellsey has worked in the 
area of employee assistance 
since 1990.Before coming to 
the university, she was the 
senior counselor for the U.S. 
Postal Service Headquarters in 
Washington, D.C. 

Although she started work- 
ing at the university last 
January, Bellsey is no stranger 
to Maryland. She trekked 
around campus in the 1960s as 
an undergraduate theater 
major, then went on to get her 
master's degree from 
University of Maryland, 
Baltimore. A proud alum, 
Bellsey says she's glad to be 
back In Terp territory. 

"I like being on the cam- 
pus." she says. "I like the acade- 
mics and creativity. It's vibrant 
and stimulating," 

In existence since 1984, the 
Faculty Staff Assistance 
Program became a full-time 
program in 1 988 and since 
then has seen more than 1,700 
employees for a variety of 
problems. The workplace has 
changed in the last 20 years, 




Joan Bellsey 



says Bellsey, and employees are 
now dealing more with issues 
in their lives that affect work 
duties. 

"Society has changed so 
much and we want to be one 
step ahead in terms of provid- 
ing services for the work- 
place,"she says. "We want to 
work with those involved so 
they can be productive 
employees again." 

In addition to providing 
counseling and referral ser- 
vices, Bellsey and FSAP coordi- 
nator Tom Ruggieri host work- 
shops and lectures for the cam- 
pus community. The program 
also has an emergency loan 
fund program which assists 



faculty and staff who are expe- 
riencing a personal financial 
emergency and have exhausted 
all other avenues of support. 

Bellsey encourages faculty 
and staff to take advantage of 
the free and confidential 
resource. "Almost one-fifth of 
our faculty and staff have uti- 
lized our services to become 
healthier, happier and more 
productive. We hope others 
will consider this resource as 
well." 

For more information, call 
Bellsey at 314-8099 or visit the 
FSAP Web site at www.inform. 
umd . edu/health/fsap . 

— LONDA SCOTT FORTfi 



Engineering Professor Wins Presidential Early Career 
Award For Developing Micromechanism Technology 



continued from page 1 

tunlty to investigate some com- 
pletely new directions in 
microsystems technology. It's a 
great chance to explore some 
Ideas which otherwise would 
have sat at the back of my 
brain collecting dust. Micro- 
robotics and biological 
microsystems are two areas 
I'm especially excited about." 

DeVoe is one of 20 winners 
selected by the National 
Science Foundation. The 40 
other 1999 PECASE winners 



were selected by eight other 
participating federal agencies. 
The Clinton Administration 
established the PECASE to rec- 
ognize some of the nation's 
finest scientists and engineers 
and to help maintain U.S. lead- 
ership across the frontiers of 
scientific research. According 
to the NSE its awardees "have 
demonstrated a special com- 
mitment to the Integration of 
research and education." NSF 
selects its PECASE nominees 
from among its most meritori- 
ous CAREER (Faculty Early 



Career Development) 
awardees. 

DeVoe won a CAREER 
award last year for his MEMS 
work. The CAREER award sup- 
ports exceptionally promising 
college and university Junior 
faculty who are committed to 
the integration of research and 
education. CAREER awards 
range from $200,000 to 
$500,000 for a period of four 
to five years. 



6 Outlook April 18,2000 



President's Commission on Disability Issues Presents Annual Awards 



The President's Commission on 
Disability Issues presents its annual 
awards Thursday, April 27, celebrating 
not only the good works of the three 
award recipients — Gab ride Strauch, 
Demetrious Marlowe and Dana 
Rothermel — but also all the individuals 
and groups who continue to make the 
university a more accessible place, 
The campus community is 
invited to attend the 3;30 
reception and 4 p.m. 
awards ceremony in 
the Maryland 
Room of Marie 
Mount Hall. 

"While the 
campus has a 
statutory oblig- 
ation to 
accommodate 
people with dis- 
abilities, we like 
to celebrate the 
intent of the regula- 
tions, which Is to 
make life easier for 
those of our colleagues 
friends and students who have a 
difficult time getting around and deal- 
ing with the things the rest of us find 
quite easy to do," says Ralph Bennett, of 
the School of Architecture and chair of 
the commission. "We also like to recog- 
nize those who go beyond the normal 
kind of activity to accommodate this 
sort of thing." 

The award winners, says Bennett, are 
people from the community "who have 
demonstrated a special effort in trying 
to make people with disabilities feel 
more at home on this campus." 




Strauch chaired of the Foreign 
Language Instruction Committee 
(FLIC), composed of representatives 
from all foreign language departments 
whose task it was to address curricular 
and policy issues that cut across depart- 
mental lines. In the spring of 1995. the 
committee held an informational meet- 
ing with representatives from 
Disability Support 
Services, including 
Hayesiip and Bill 
Scales. 
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This year's Faculty Disability 
Achievement Award is being presented 
to Gabr ie le Strauch associate dean 
for student affairs and associate profes- 
sor of German in the College of Art and 
Humanities. According to one of her 
nominators, Peggy Hayesiip, Strauch has 
overseen the expansion of support 
within the foreign languages. She led 
the effort to develop training and a spe- 
cific policy for students for whom for- 
eign language learning is impossible. 
She also served on the committee to 
hire a full-time faculty member In the 
department of Spanish and Portuguese 
who is an expert in the area of foreign 
language learning and learning disabili- 
ties. 

In the process of developing the pol- 
icy for students, says Hayesiip, coordina- 
tor of disability support services, 
Strauch "had the foresight to pull 
together a team, including representa- 
tives from faculty, the legal office, 
administration and disability services to 
look at all sides of such a document," 
Not only is the document a model for 
the University of Maryland, says 
Hayesiip, but also it will be used by 
other institutions within the state and 
nationally. 

During the 1994-95 academic year, 



"laid the 
foundation 
for my 
becoming 
open and 
committed 
to support- 
ing students 
with learning 
disabilities," 
says Strauch. 
"I learned that 
learning disabled stu- 
dents are indeed able to 
learn a 1 foreign language but • ■■■ 
their difficulty or inability to be suc- 
cessful is more closely tied to the kinds 
of traditional teaching and assessment 
methods used that promote a one-size- 
fits-all program for everyone," says 
Strauch, "What troubled me at the time 
were discussions with colleagues 
which led me to realize that LD stu- 
dents are faced with much ignorance, 
misinformation, and great reluctance to 
address their particular needs and In 
extreme cases, some faculty think that a 
research one university is not the place 
for LD students." 

Three years ago, Strauch was asked 
to set guidelines and procedures for 
students with learning disability or 
attention deficit disorders who seek 
substitution to fulfill the Arts and — 
Humanities Foreign Language require- 
ment.A working committee was 
formed and, after "tenacious work" a 
document was produced which then 
underwent extensive review to assure 
it was legally sound, The final document 
awaits the College PCC Committee's 
approval, 

Demetrious Marlowe, assistant 
director of athletics for academic sup- 
port and career development (ASCDU) , 
is the recipient of this year's President's 
Medal. In his role as assistant director, 
he is responsible for coordinating all 
developmental programs and services 
to facilitate the academic progress and 
career development for the university's 
600 student athletes. 

Some of the initiatives Marlowe has 
introduced include: conducting tutor 
training workshops that specifically 
address learning skills and strategies 
needed to assist learning disabled stu- 
dents, instituting a non-credit course for 
"at risk" student athletes, and hiring the 
department of intercollegiate athletics' 



first full-time learning specialist. 

"He takes all of the necessary steps 
to best ensure that learning disabled 
student athletes do not merely 'slide by' 
or 'fall through the cracks' during their 
tenure at Maryland," says athletic direc- 
tor Debbie Yow. "He is dedicated to 
improving the quality of life for persons 
with disabilities." 

Student athlete Melissa Sweeney 
calls Marlowe "a unique and caring indi- 
vidual who is very deserving of this 
award." Sweeney, who has a learning 



Michelle Bicocchi, a program manager 
with Best Buddies Maryland. "Her pas- 
sion for the event and the desire to put 
on a wonderful day for buddies to 
enjoy from all over Maryland, D.C. and 
Virginia was what kept her going on 
those long nights when she was work- 
ing with over 40 vendors, our state 
office and the chapter." 

Rothermel also has worked to 
ensure the success of the Best Buddies 
Annual Ball, the organization's primary 
fund raising event. Last April, she was 



disability, says she needs additional time named to the Best Buddies Maryland 

to read, write and understand her class- State Advisory Board, 

es. "Without his help," says Sweeney,"I Rothermel has demonstrated her 

would have had a disastrous first commitment to persons with disabili- 

semester." ties at the individual level as well, 

Marlowe good reinforced study During her sophomore year, she 

habits Sweeney already bad, and gave worked as a personal aid to a disabled 
her new tactics to enhance 
and aid her study skills. "He 
showed me new ways to learn 
which were not only fun, but 

made what I learned easy to ' WHILE THE CAMPUS HAS A 

remember," says Sweeney. 

In following his lead, says STATUTORY OBLIGATION TO 
Marlowe, the ASCDU staff 

became a model for develop- ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE WITH 

ing positive relations across 

campus with deans, assistant DISABILITIES , WE LIKE TO 



deans, faculty, advisers, 
Counseling Center staff and 
Health Center staff. "This has 
been done in such a way that 
real changes in meeting the 
needs of student athletes with 
learning disabilities, attention 
deficit disorder and hyperac- 
tive disability disorder have 
been realized," he says. 

■ 

Dana Rothermel . a junior 
majoring in special education 
will receive the Student 
Disability Achievement Award . 
Rothermel has been very 
active with the Best Buddies 
organization, which works to 
provide opportunities for 
socialization and employment 
for people with mental retar- 
dation. Each college student 
member of the club Is paired 
with a "buddy" to form a one- 
on-one friendship. 

Rothermel also was com- 
mittee chair for the 1997-98 Friendship 
Games, a carnival style day sponsored 
by the university's Best Buddies for all 
the chapters in Maryland, DC, and 
Northern Virginia. During that same 
year she chaired the Best Buddies' 
"secret smile society" — a group of club 
members who make crafts and cards 
for the buddies on special occasions, 
such as holidays or birthdays.The 1998- 
99 Friendship Games, which she 
chaired, was referred to by many partic- 
ipants as "the best ever," says Jason 
Schuknecht, graduate assistant In gov- 
ernment and politics, who nominated 
Rothermel for the award. 

"The devotion Dana gave to the 
Friendship Games was remarkable," says 



■ 
CELEBRATE THE INTENT OP THE 

REGULATIONS, WHICH IS TO 

MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR THOSE 

OF OUR COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS 

AND STUDENTS WHO HAVE A 



DIFFICULT TIME GETTING 

f 

AROUND AND DEALING WITH 

THE THINGS THE REST OF US 

FIND QUITE EASY TO DO." 



-Ralph Bennett, of the 



School of Architecture 



university student, a paraplegic without 
the use of his fingers. Her duties includ- 
ed cleaning his apartment, taking care 
of laundry, and cooking evening meals 
and preparing lunches for the next day. 

She also maintains her friendship 
with her own buddy, jon Lee, who has 
moderate mental retardation. "Dana's 
compassion and spirited nature allow 
Jon to feel comfortable going on one- 
on-one outings with her as well as call- 
ing her on the phone when something 
is bothering him or just to discuss the 
day's events. Their friendship is truly 
special," says Bicocchi. 



April 18,2000 



Program Teaches Students the Languages of the Global Economy 




In the growing global economy, tech- 
nology and communication are vital to 
establishing successful business rela- 
tionships. With the new ease and speed 
of communication, knowing a foreign 
language is more important than ever. 

The Business, Culture and Languages 
Program in the College of Arts and 
Humanities addresses the need for busi- 
nesspeople who are skilled at manipu- 
lating dollar figures and conjugating 
verbs. The program, through a partner- 
ship with the Robert H. Smith School of 
Business and the foreign language 
departments, allows students to 
become proficient in foreign business 
speak. 

Anna Helm, director of the program, 
says that although English is a common 
language of the global economy, it is 
not the only language. "Because we're 
becoming more globalized in general, I 
think we tend to gravitate toward using 
a lot of English when it comes to hard 
core international negotiations. But that 
is kind of a tricky issue, because you 
might find that although English is the 
main language of international trade, 
less than 10 percent of the world's pop- 
ulation has English as their native lan- 
guage or as a second language." 

Helm's background resembles those 
of the almost 200 students in the 
Business, Culture and Languages pro- 
gram. She Is originally from Sweden, 
and speaks Swedish, English and 
German. 

Before coming to the program in 
August 1998, Helm earned a master's 
degree in International Business and 
Economics from University of Lund 
with a concentration in German. She 
then earned a master's degree in 
Germanic literature from the University 
of Maryland. She is currently finishing 



her doctoral dissertation at 
Georgetown, "The Intersections of the 
Material and Poetic Economy In Late 
19th Century German Literature." 

The Business, Culture and Languages 
Program, In addition to coordinating 
double-major programs in foreign lan- 
guage and business and management, 
offers citations in both. For business 
students to earn citations in business 
language, they must complete 15 cred- 
its of upper-level foreign language class- 
es, two of which deal specifically with 
business. The six languages offered 
include Chinese, French, German, 
Japanese, Russian and Spanish. 

Foreign language students can select 
the business language option in their 
major, which allows them to take 16 
credits of business courses to earn a 
citation in business and management. 

A German major, for example, can 
take two upper-level courses that deal 
specifically with business terminology 
and concepts, GERM 411 and 412. 
Helm teaches "German for International 
Business," where students are parlaying 
the online stock market In a simulation 
using 50,000 Euros, which are equiva- 
lent to about $50,000. The student 
could then go on to earn the business 
and management citation. 

Business foreign language classes 
teach subjects like economics and 
finance in the language of that country. 
They also cover business practices 
unique to the culture. 

Helm says learning a foreign lan- 
guage could be the difference in clos- 
ing the deal."l really believe you can 
reach a completely different level in 
your relationship — not only your per- 
sonal relationship, but also a trade or 
business relationship — if you try to 
work with that person in their native 




At the "World Game," students try walking around In another country's shoes. 



language. Especially if you want to sell 
something to that person, you really 
need to be able to communicate in 
their language to some extent. At least 
build the relationship partly in their 
language to gain the trust that is neces- 
sary." 

Besides overseeing double majors 
and citation candidates, the program 
offers a wide variety of other services. 
In November, It hosted the "World 
Game," an event where students simu- 
lated business negotiations between 
countries. Wearing the hat of their des- 
ignated countries, students had to col- 
laborate and broker arrangements 
based upon the needs of the country 
they represented individually, keeping 
in mind environmental and trade laws. 

The program also encourages stu- 
dents to study abroad and maintains a 



listserv for internship opportunities. It 
facilitates a colloquium series called 
"Language and Communication for 
Global Business."The final lecture of 
this semester is May 2 at 2 p.m. In St. 
Mary's Hall, featuring Donato Tangredl, a 
German guest professor from Tubingen 
University, who will discuss how cultur- 
al miscues can cause mergers and joint 
ventures to fail. 

"Learning a foreign language is 
important to employers who notice a 
student who is willing to take on unfa- 
miliar subjects," says Helm. 

"It's not only about acquiring infor- 
mation and knowledge about a differ- 
ent culture," she says. "It's really about 
appropriating these tools so they can 
work with many different cultures." 

— DAVID ABRAMS 



Geographer Uncovers Mysteries of 1695 
Passover Seder Map 



At Passover this week, Jews all over the world 
will sit down for a traditional Seder meal. As part 
of the worship ritual, they will read from a 
Haggadah, a small book that details the exodus 
of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt thousands 
of years ago. 

Haggadot usually contain illustrations both to 
amuse and inform their readers, but few actually 
show a map of the places mentioned in the 
retelllng.That wasn't always the case, as maps 
were once popular in Haggadot. 

Harold Brodsky, a geographer and map-maker, 
spent three years examining a map from 1 695 
made by a Jew from Amsterdam named Abraham 
BarYaacov.The map held an attraction because 
of its odd line work and peculiar Hebrew word- 
ing. 

Because the Library of Congress holds an 
original copy of the Amsterdam Haggadot, the 
Jewish Community of Washington invited 
Brodsky to give a lecture about the map. He 
began the painstaking process of researching 
the map, and made some exciting symbolic dis- 
coveries. 

Brodsky found numerous "hidden" instances 
of the numbers four, three, 13 and 14— all reso- 



nant numbers in the Jewish faith and represent- 
ed in the Passover Seder. "The map was admired 
for its design by art historians, but it took a geo- 
grapher's understanding of map representation 
to uncover Its subtle allusions to the Exodus and 
Passover," says Brodsky. 

Among the most published books in the 
world, Haggadot are missing an important ele- 
ment. A search of a popular on-line book retailer 
shows 200 different versions of Haggadot, yet 
very few contain actual maps of the Exodus. As 
a geographer, Brodsky finds this disturbing, par- 
ticularly after having discovered the rich sym- 
bolism In the Amsterdam Haggadot of 1695. 

A scholar of biblical geography, Brodsky has 
organized a conference on geography in Jewish 
Studies and has lectured In Israel about the map. 

The Amsterdam Haggadot can be found at the 
Library of Congress. Made by copper engraving, 
the map took Bar Yaacov a week to complete a 
square inch. The entire map, measuring 10 1/4" 
x 19 inches, probably took him a year of his life 
to complete. 



Scholars Address Violence and 
Boundaries in Everyday Life 

The Center for Historical Studies is pleased to host a day- 
long Interdisciplinary symposium on Friday, April 28, from 9 
a.m.-4:30 p.m. in room 0106 Francis Scott Key Hall tackling the 
relationship between violence and social boundaries across 
time and cultures. Five distinguished visiting scholars will 
address the question from their particular perspectives as his- 
torians or anthropologists, and seek extensions by which their 
cases may be understood in wider theoretical and comparative 
context. 

Karen Halttunen, University of California, Davis, addresses 
"The Pornography of Violence in Modern Life". Steven Caton, 
of Harvard University, delivers a talk titled, "Anger Be Now Thy 
Song: Poetics of Violence and Mediation in Yemen". University 
of Pennsylvania history professor Eric Schneider discusses 
"Street Gangs, Identity and Ethnic Boundaries in Postwar New 
York". 

Anthropologist Veena Das, of The New School, delivers a lec- 
ture titled, "Language and Body: Transactions in the 
Construction of Pain". And Carolyn Nordstrom, from the 
University of Notre Dame, will deliver a "Requiem for Violence: 
Civil War and Resolution in Mozambique". 

Manifest in all of their work is close attention to the narra- 
tive construction of meaning in everyday life. Colleagues from 
the university are invited to lend their own expertise to this 
event, which inaugurates the center's theme for 2000-2001 of 
"Political Violence," 

In order to take full advantage of this symposium and the 
reception following, please confirm your registration by e-mail 
to nc43@umail.umd.edu. 















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KGB Spy 

Oleg Kalugin, a former KGB spy 
and author of "The First Directorate: 
My 32 Years in Intelligence and 
Espionage Against the West" wiJl 
speak as part of Russian Week at the 
Language House. His talk takes place 
Tuesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the 
St. Mary's Hall Multipurpose Room. 

Kalugin 's talk is sponsored by the 
department of Asian and East 
European languages and cultures, the 
Russian Club, the Russian Area Studies 
Program, the Central and East 
European, Russian and Eurasian 
Studies Committee and the Language 
House. For more information, e-mail 
khawkins@wam.umd.edu or call 314- 
4083 

For more information on Kalugin 
see www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/eold. 
war/experience/spies/interviews/kalu 
gW 

Meet with AC U PA 

Anyone responsible for policy 
administration in the college and uni- 
versity environment is invited to join 
the Association of College and 
University Policy Administrators 
(ACUPA) at its next meeting, April 28, 
hosted by the University of Maryland. 
Discussion will focus on a number of 
contemporary issues, including poli- 
cies to address e-commerce, intellec- 
tual property and enterprise business 
systems. There also will be sessions 
on policy education and technology 
solutions for policy administration. 

More information about the meet- 
ing is available at 

www.umd.edu/acupa2000 or by con- 
tacting Rodney Petersen (405-7349 or 
rp72@umail.umd.edu) 

Scholarly Publishing on the Web 

The Office of Information 
Technology is sponsoring a Project 
NEThics seminar, "Scholarly 
Publishing on the Web," Monday, April 
24, from noon- 1:30 p.m. In room 
1110 Symons Hall. Refreshments will 
be available. 

Hosted by the College of 
Agriculture and Natural Resources, 
this is the third In a series of seminars 
designed to overcome legal and poli- 
cy issues that tend to pose barriers to 
technology enhanced learning. 

For more information, contact 
Rodney Petersen at 405-7349 or 
rp72@umail.umd.edu or visit 
www.umd.edu/NEThics/Events/seml- 
nars.html. 

Personnel Services Training & 
Development Classes 

Several spaces remain in the fol- 
lowing Personnel Services training 



and development classes the week of 
April 24: 

Contract and Grant Compliance. 
This workshop provides an overview 
of regulatory and management 
requirements assumed by principle 
investigators and the university as 
recipients of federal funds. OMB cir- 
culars A21.A1 10 and A133 will be 
reviewed, as well as CAS and other 
compliance regulations. Indirect cost 
calculations and managing govern- 
ment owned equipment will also be 
discussed. 

April 25, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1101U 
Chesapeake Building (no charge) . 

Project Management: How to 
Compfete Prbjects oh Time; On 
Budget and On Target This Is a work- 
shop designed for employees who are 
responsible for managing or supervis- 
ing projects. Participants will learn 
professional project management 
methods, the traits of a successful 
project manager and how to build 
and manage a highly effective project 
team. 

April 26, 9 a.m.4 p.m., 1 101U 
Chesapeake Building (fee: $50) 

Leading Others through Change 
and Transition. If you are a supervi- 
sor or manager who plays a lead role 
in managing change in the work- 
place, this workshop is for you. This 
workshop is designed to help you 
learn about personal change and 
ways to successfully lead others in 
times of change. You will be intro- " 
duced to concepts and frameworks 
about change, and techniques for 
managing change in the workplace 
and in your personal life. 
April 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1101U 
Chesapeake Building (fee: $50) 

For more information, contact 
Natalie Torres at 405.5651, or register 
on the web at www.personnel. 
umd.edu. 

Politics of Identity 

Zachary Green, senior fellow and 
director of training for the James M. 
Burns Academy of Leadership, discuss- 
es "Politics of Identity: Challenging 
Prevailing Paradigms,"Tuesday, April 
18, at 12.30 p.m. in room 2137 
Taliaferro Hall. The talk is sponsored 
by the Mini-Center for Teaching 
Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture 
and Society in the department of 
American Studies. 

For more information please visit 
the Mini-Center's Web site at: 
otal.umd.edu/amst/mini-center or 
contact the administrator, Sandor 
Vegh, at veghs@otal.umd.edu. 

Maryland Day Volunteers 

The university is seeking volunteer 



faculty, staff and students to help at 
Maryland Day 2000, Saturday, April 29, 
for a two-hour period, between 9:30 
a.m. and 4 p.m., staffing one of the 12 
locator booths around campus. 
Volunteers will be responsible for 
greeting the public, responding to 
questions, and giving directions. In 
appreciation for your help, you will 
receive a Maryland Day t-shirt and a 
complimentary lunch. 

If you are interested in volunteer- 
ing, please call or e-mail Sapienza 
B a rone in the President's Office at 
405-5790 or sbarone@deans.umd.edu. 



and a special appearance of Queen 
Elizabeth I. Join the scholars for this 
free public event. For more informa- 
tion, contact faculty members Susan 
Anthony, aanthony@wam, or David 
Solomon, david@wam or call 405- 
0522. 

Gershwin's Rhapsody 

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 
under the direction of L. Richmond 
Sparks, is hosting a free concert 
Tuesday.April 18, featuring faculty 
artist, Rita Sloan, performing 
Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue;" plan 



Celebrate Graduate Students April 24-29 

Join the university as it celebrates its graduate students, April 24-29, during 
its inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week.The one-week series of 
events celebrates and recognizes the impact of the graduate and professional 
student body on campus. 

Leading off the week is an opening reception April 24 hosted by vice presi- 
dent for research William Destler, who will present the governor's proclama- 
tion declaring Graduate Student Appreciation Week in the State of Maryland. 

As part of the celebration, the annual Graduate Research Interaction Day 
(GRID) takes place Tuesday.April 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the Stamp 
Student Union. This organized forum replicates the conditions under which a 
graduate student would present research at a professional conference. The top 
three finishers In each of ten sessions receives prize money: $300, $200 or 
$100. 

According to Eric Bergthold , Graduate Student Government program 
coordinator, GRID has registered 75 graduate student presenters from 35 dif- 
ferent disciplines. "We also have 42 faculty judges from various departments," 
says Bergthold. 

Wednesday, April 26 is set aside for academic units to pay special attention 
to their graduate students. On Thursday, April 27, non-academic units will also 
show their appreciation through activities, 

At an awards luncheon on Friday, April 28, GRID prizes and the Faculty 
Mentor of the Year Award will be presented along with the Graduate Student 
Government awards and the President's Award, from noon to 2 p.m. in the 
Colony Ballroom. j 

To culminate the week, Saturday, April 29, Graduate Students Cookout and 
Sports Day takes place, from 1 1:30 a.m .to 3 p.m., on the yard outside the Lee 
Building. Part of Maryland Day festivities, the graduate student event includes 
visits for prospective students. 



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Come have some fun and help us 
welcome ail of our guests. 

Call for Proposals 

Proposals for use of the Teaching 
Theaters, both full-semester and par- 
tial-semester, for the spring 2001 
semester are currently being accept- 
ed. Proposals are due April 28. For 
more information, contact Chris 
Higgins at 405-5190 or 
chiggins@deans.umd.edu or visit the 
teaching theaters Web page at 
www.inform.umd.edu/TT 

"In Praise of Folly: A 
Renaissance Faire" 

College Park Scholars in the Arts 
Invites you to join them for "In Praise 
of Folly: A Renaissance Faire" from 1-4 
p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the 
Cambridge Community Quad. The 
faire will feature madrigal choirs, trav- 
elling troubadours, court dancers, an 
art gallery, puppetry and actors. 
Games will include Dunk the Monk, 
Drench the Wench and Feed King 
Henry VLTI. 

Other highlights are fortune telling 
with John Dee, jesters and juggling, 



to attend for an exciting evening. The 
concert takes place at 8 p.m. in the 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union. 

For more information, contact the 
Maryland Band office 405-5542 or 
MB2 87 @umail .umd .edu 

Wigged About the Web 

The Web Interest Group (aka the 
Wig) , a campus support and network- 
ing group, will meet for a brown bag 
on Tuesday, April 18, from noon to 2 
p.m.. in the Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall.Topics of discussion will 
be "What's Happening with the 
Campus Directory (LDAP) " and "Free 
Internet Tools Available to Help you 
Manage your Web site". 

If you are a Web content manager, 
designer, programmer or Webmaster, 
you will want to join the discussion. 
Register at www.wig.umd.edu/joinus. 

For more Information contact Gina 
Jones at 405.3026 or 
gj35@umail.umd.edu.